"Memories are like a patchwork quilt...each section is sewn together, to be wrapped around us for comfort and warmth in the years to come."

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Busy, busy. . .

This is the finished Hopscotch quilt that my DIL Jayme designed . I love this pattern, sews up so quick and easy. This one is for a special young friend who is having a little girl. I hope she enjoys the bright, fun colors. I LOVE the border fabric - so fun!

I have decided that for all the grandkids this year, I am making quilts for Christmas. That's only 14!!! That means I need to get one done every 3 weeks, so that I'm not sewing all night every night the entire month of December. So far, 2 finished and another one ready to sew the blocks together. Lots more pictures to follow.

This one is called Good and Plenty. It's for one of the 8 year old girls. She loves pink and is planning on doing her room in pink and black. I've got the same pattern almost done in purple and black for her sister. I'll post a picture when it's complete.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Baby quilt

My cute niece Krissy is having her first baby in March. I HAD to make her a quilt from her favorite auntie! She's having a boy and really wanted as she put it; "green, brown, jungle colors". So this is the result. Actual colors were must more intense.


I was given a challenge this Christmas - a quilt for each of my 4 married "children". Three of them were pretty easy - but this one. . . My oldest son and his wife didn't want a large quilt for their bed, but thought they would like a wall-hanging instead. The challenge? Red and purple were the preferred colors. Might not be a challenge for others, but for me. . . not my favorites, so after one failed attempt, I settled on these jewel tones and was really pleased with the outcome.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Latest projects

OK, it's been awhile since I've posted, what can I say, I'm a busy woman! ! ! Last week I was in Houston for the International Quilt Festival. Lot's of beatuiful quilts to see. These two are a couple of my favorites.

On my design wall right now -

This is not a black and white picture - the quilt is black, white and gray. I'm loving it and will be sure and post a picture of the completed project.

Besides quilting, I've been knitting using a loom. This started out as a project with my friend to make tiny little hats for the local hospital NICU. I decided it would be fun to make them for the grandkids since this year I am NOT making pajamas. (sorry girls). So after making a few, I thought the ones for the girls needed a little something extra - so some fun, felt flowers (try saying that 10 times real fast!) were added - this is the final result.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Busy Week!

My BFF and I decided to help out a family opening a home for kids at risk on the Peninsula. We committed to 6 quilts by the middle of August. I finished two this week and have another top ready to tie. We might just make our dead-line. This one is the 3-6-9 pattern. Super easy and lots of fun. I make both of these service quilts with scraps I had in my stash. Gotta love that!

This one is another service quilt. The pink and brown are fun.

This one has been worked on for almost 6 months. It's Jackson's "big boy quilt" . A few years ago I made Log Cabin quilts with the same colors and scraps cut from their dad's jeans for Jack's older brothers. I finally got his done. The back is flannel, so it's nice and cozzy. He was so happy to get it today that he wrapped himself in it. I almost cried. I love making quilts for my grandchildren, especially when they love them.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pizza Dough Recipe

My cutie-pie niece has a blog sharing her adventures in cooking. (Check it out at: http://dishinitout.blogspot.com/) She made a yummy looking pizza the other day and I told her I would share my pizza dough recipe with her, so here goes:

In large bowl, 1 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 cups warm water, add: 2 envelopes rapid-rise yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes or until bubbly. Add 3 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup semolina flour (semolina flour will help your dough be stretchy and a little more chewy)and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Mix until dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Dough should be soft, but not sticky. Add an additional 1/4 - 1/2 cup flour if needed. Remember with dough, less is best! Knead on floured surface for 5 minutes or until smooth.

Place dough on a floured surface or bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rest 10 minutes.

This recipe will make two large pizzas, or 6 individual ones.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Baby Jace

I feel like it's the end of June already - what a crazy last month or two. I've started lots of projects, finished very few. But. . . I did manage to finish this very important one! The quilt for our new grand-baby - Jace Parker - who arrived just this week. So, Jayme and Jace - this one is on it's way to you by special delivery (meaning I'll be bringing it with me!) I hope you like it. The pattern is Swirly Pop by Cluck.Cluck.Sew